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The San Francisco Giants won't be the only ones celebrating Wednesday

November 3, 2010 |  8:01 am

Now San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and the San Francisco Giants both have something to celebrate. Newsom was elected the state’s next lieutenant governor Tuesday, while the Giants on Monday won their first World Series since moving west from New York in 1958.

The Giants will celebrate their victory Wednesday with a ticker-tape parade downtown beginning at 11 a.m. The parade route runs from the intersection of Montgomery and Washington streets in the Financial District, hangs a right at Market Street and ends up at City Hall. It’s the same route team members followed when they arrived in the city, and the one they took in 2008 to commemorate 50 years here.

Once the team arrives at the Civic Center, two days after beating the Texas Rangers 3-1 in the fifth game of the World Series, Newsom will present the boys in black and orange with the key to the city.

-- Maria L. La Ganga in San Francisco